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Golf club seeks less city funding for 2017

When the Benson Golf Club approached the city council last year with its financial troubles, it pointed out that it e

Wentzel Family Farm named Outstanding Conservationists

The Swift County Soil and Water Conservation District has named Wentzel Family Farm as the 2016 Outstanding Conservat

Court rules in favor of GPC in long-running court battle

By Reed Anfinson
Publisher, Monitor-News

New funding helps Benson schools expand preschool opportunities

With the help of $103,938 in new state funding, Benson Public Schools is offering free preschool for all four-year-ol

The First Day of School

Monday, August 29 was the first day of the 2016-2017 school year in Benson.

Price goes up for auxiliary gym floor; seven file for school board

While the mercury has been abated from the floor in the Benson High School auxiliary gym, the headaches it caused for

Decision on federal prisoners may help PCF effort

Just what the impact of the Obama administration’s announced phase out of the federal government’s use of private pri

Library hosts 100-year old letterpress

The Benson Library played host to a 100-year old Letterpress Wednesday, August 17.  The letterpress was located outsi

Suspect wanted on three felony warrants arrested


SWCD working buffers with 740 property owners

Letters have been sent out to 740 property owners in Swift County who own approximately 1,100 parcels of land that wi

Few voters cast ballots in primary

It was no surprise that voter turnout was very, very low in last Tuesday’s Minnesota primary election.

Library hosts U.S. Fish and Wildlife program

Styron Bell (pictured), a wildlife manager from the U.S.

Carlsons named 2016 Swift County Extension Farm Family of the year

JM Carlson Farms, of Murdock, has been named Swift County’s “2016 Farm Family of the Year” by the University of Minne

SCBH explores USDA option for assisted living facility

With no clear direction on how to proceed with City of Benson or Swift County backing on an assisted living/memory ca

Missoula Children’s Theatre Presents: Peter & Wendy

Members of the cast of Peter and Wendy, produced by the Missoula Children’s Theatre using local talent, put on two sh

July third wettest on record

July 2016 will go down as the third wettest in history for Benson and was the 10th wettest month on record.

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